Jon Gould, MPA
Jon Gould holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs. He is the Deputy Director of the Children's Alliance, where he coordinates the organization's public policy, mobilization, communications, and lobbying. He began teaching at Seattle University in 2012.
Jon has an extensive history of community involvement in economic and racial justice, human service, and children's issues. His strategic leadership has contributed to major state policy achievements for children. Among the policies Jon has helped to craft and advocate for are state laws that created Apple Health for Kids, Washington children’s health coverage program, and Washington’s Early Start Act that increased access to high quality early learning programs.
Jon was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 1989, he graduated from Cornell University with a BA in history. Shortly after, he moved to Seattle, where he began working as a community organizer with the Seattle Tenants Union.
Jon Gould teaches NPLR 541: Nonprofit Policy Advocacy. He brings over 30 years of public policy advocacy, organizational leadership, and nonprofit management experience.